Novak Djokovic is of paternal Serbian and maternal Croatian descent.
Novak Djokovic was born on May 22, 1987, in Belgrade, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia (now Belgrade, Serbia), to Srdjan and Dijana Djokovic. Although Djokovic is the first member of his family to play tennis, sports run deep in his bloodline. Djokovic's father, Srdjan, skied competitively and taught lessons at a ski school in the Serbian resort town of Kopaonik. It was there that he met Djokovic's mother, who also taught skiing. Novak's two younger brothers, Marko and Djordje, have also played professional tennis.